On Heresy

Capital ‘T’ Truth longs for ardent missionaries, not angry guards. If it were otherwise, He would have given a great commission more like: “Therefore stay and vigorously argue about theology with all nations, antagonizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and forcing them to obey everything you are convinced I have commanded of them.”

Truth is crucial, theology is import, orthodoxy and tradition are of immense value.   Arguing is as often worthless as worthwhile, divisiveness is terrible, and fear-mongering is seriously obnoxious.

There are two kinds of fools, one who says "i know better than orthodox tradition" and the other who says "i know orthodox tradition better".

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Inspired by this: http://burnsidewriters.com/2011/03/27/you-sir-are-a-witch-and-a-heretic/

and the latest theological brouhaha surrounding Rob Bell's non-fiction version of C.S. Lewis' classic book, The Great Divorce.